The Discovery Expedition Miles From Tomorrowland
*Disclosure: I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney, Pixar and Google. All opinions are 100% my own.
Science is one of the things that I always struggled with but have learned to love it over the years. For example, back in middle school in the late 80’s one of our computer lab assignments was to make a stick man. It wasn’t hard for some people but me on the other hand it was torture. But the teacher worked hard with me to make sure it was done correctly. But the next assignment was to make the stick person jump and I honestly thought I would probably die. But I was able to pull it off, it took me a little longer than it did everyone else but I felt a sense of accomplishment once it was done.
Fast forward about 25 years and I am now running my own website, learning coding and doing things I never thought I would. But girls like myself are learning coding at a much younger age thanks to people like Dr. Yvonne Cagle who is a scientist that has also been on the moon. Curiosity is key in wanting to learn how things work and more we encourage kids the better their science skills will be. We even had a chance to visit with Creator and Executive Producer of Miles from Tomorrowland Sascha Paladino who told us he was inspired by becoming a dad. With the help of his team he has created an amazing show that boys and girls both will love for years to come.
Angela Navarro who is a Software Engineer at Google was also there as was Diane Ikemiyashiro who is the Director, Original Programming at Disney Junior and last but not least was Issi Anchalee Wenger who is an Engineer, and Creator of #IlooklikeanEngineer movement. It was an amazing panel that truly loves science, adventures and bringing this world to boys and girls everywhere.
I fell in love and can’t wait to see the adventures that Miles and his family (The Callistos) go on. The family of course goes on many adventures but most importantly is the family bond that helps keep them close. This Friday on the Disney Channel at 10:30 AM ET/PT will be airing an episode that is all about Loretta and Coding. In this special episode “The Discovery Expedition” Loretta will use her coding skills to discover a hidden planet. We all need to encourage our boys and girls to enter the STEM fields including coding/computer science, without this the technology we have today would no longer be available to us.
“Having kids makes us smarter” Dr. Yvonne Cagle.
Encourage! Encourage! Encourage your kids to keep going and there is no failure, only setbacks.
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